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  • We've had a van stolen over the weekend – please help looking out for it

    Posted by David McDonald on January 31, 2022 at 10:34 am

    Hi All

    Please can I ask everyone on the boards to look out for this van, pictures attached. Registration PS16GNS, LWB Sprinter, stolen from Chorley Lancs between 15:00 Saturday and 07:30 this morning.

    I don’t know how on earth someone thinks they can get away stealing such a discrete looking van!!!!

    Thanks in advance

    Dave

    Jeff replied 3 months, 1 week ago 10 Members · 16 Replies
  • 16 Replies
  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    January 31, 2022 at 10:54 am

    nightmare, sorry to hear this mate. hope you get it back soon!

    as you say, it’s not exactly a white van!!! 🀨

  • David Hammond

    Member
    January 31, 2022 at 11:09 am

    Sorry to hear about that David, not the best start to a Monday.

    Police wouldn’t have batted an eyelid if they saw it driving about. It’ll show up insured & MOT’d, and the thieves know it probably won’t be reported stolen until the Monday.

    Some tenants on our estate had several take over the years, apparently it’s surprisingly easy on the ‘older’ sprinters to just drive off in it 😑

    I shall keep my eyes open for it around Manchester 🧐

  • Khalid Bashir

    Member
    January 31, 2022 at 11:47 am

    I’m very sorry to hear that bad news mate, I hope they didnt get away with any expensive tools inside. Its bad news. I hope you get it back quick, but I reckon it was stolen for the parts. The way things are heading with inflation, fuel price hikes and crime in general its not looking good.

    I would highly recommend everyone considers buying a small tracker, I got a vodafone curve device, made for tracking pets, I can monitor the family car from anywhere, (Also keep an eye on the wife πŸ™‚ LOL, You can draw a circle to create a zone around the vehicle, for your work and home, or even when you park in the town. As soon as its moved you get an alarm, cost Β£3 per month, covers you everywhere in the world.

    Vodafone Smart Curve,

    I hope you get some goods news David

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by  Khalid Bashir.
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  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    January 31, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    Are there any distinguishing features?

    • Simon Worrall

      Member
      February 7, 2022 at 10:43 am

      Nothing I can see.

      • Simon Worrall

        Member
        February 7, 2022 at 10:44 am

        You got me in stitches Hugh!🀣

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  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    January 31, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    I hope you get it back quick, but I reckon it was stolen for the parts.

    @Khalid-Bashir I agree it could be for this too!
    My mate owns GlobePrint in Marlow. He had a fleet of sprinter vans in to be lettered.
    arrived the next morning for work and they had all been stripped down where they sat in the car park. bumpers, bonnets, mirrors etc gone from allthe vans.


  • David McDonald

    Member
    February 1, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    Well no joy from the police so far but a friendly neighbours CCTV shows it driving off the estate at 17:43 on Sunday, other than the confirmed time there’s nothing to show the people involved or give anything else useful πŸ™

    Fortunately its not having a big impact due to the jobs currently in hand, we’ve hired a van and we have multiples of the tools and scaffold lost. Totting the latter up looks to be Β£3-Β£4k worth of contents, possibly more. We seem to be covered but you never know with insurance!

    Biggest pain is we’d CNC our own racking and storage system which we’ll have to do again.

    I’m sure it will all be in parts by now but please keep looking for us! I need an address to call round with baseball bats and give them the good news.

    Cheers Dave




  • Martin Cole

    Member
    February 1, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    So sorry to hear that Dave, lets hope you get some kind of result.

    These people are absolute scum sucking pond life, they have no idea what grief, disruption and financial cost they cause….😠

  • Leslie Anderson

    Member
    February 2, 2022 at 10:41 am

    thats horrible luck. i hope you get it back or they at least get caught! 😟

  • David McDonald

    Member
    February 2, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Yeah! van has been found abandoned in Bradford and is in a recovery compound. No news on if its damaged, catalytic convertor removed, any tools or scaffolding left in the back etc. but at least we aren’t starting again from scratch. As that was the final van due to get updated with the new branding, I’m really hoping they stripped the old wrap to try and move it on as a white van!

    I know everyone has been out 24 hours a day looking for it but please now stand down πŸ˜€

    Cheers

    Dave

    • David Hammond

      Member
      February 2, 2022 at 6:16 pm

      Excellent news πŸ‘

      Let’s hope the insurance picks up the bill for storage, I’ve heard it can be rather hefty.

    • Hugh Potter

      Member
      February 3, 2022 at 12:21 pm

      That’s awesome news πŸ™‚

      Fingers crossed it’s in one piece.

    • Martin Cole

      Member
      February 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm

      Seriously Good News Dave,

      I can get on with my work now we’ve had all day and night shifts down here in Essex looking out for itπŸ˜‰

  • Christopher Montgomery

    Member
    February 3, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    That’s great news David, I better phone Rob and let him know, because he is still out looking! πŸ˜€πŸ€£πŸ€£

  • Jeff

    Member
    February 8, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    I have been in your shoes, good to see you got this back buddy. πŸ‘